Champion of the Crescent 2023

That’s a wrap on Champion of the Crescent 2023! On July 22, 2023, thanks to the help of over 250 participants, we raised $265,200 for youth mental health programs here in Surrey.

We would like to give a special thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters: EllisDon, Scotiabank, Flynn Group of Companies, Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society, Houle, Safe Software, Applewood Autogroup, Astrographic Industries Ltd., Global BC, and Surrey Board of Trade.

We would also like to thank all of the paddlers and volunteers, our Race Director Bryan Tasaka, and our special guests Mark Madryga from Global BC, Phoenix Lauren and Ben Parker, DJ Hashtag, and Go Taiko. Our thanks as well to Save-On Foods, Starbucks, Russell Brewing Company, Crescent Beach Lifeguard Corp, and the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR) for all of their help.

Proceeds from Champion of the Crescent will go towards funding music, art and recreational therapy programs at Surrey Memorial Hospital. They will also support a new Child and Youth Mental Health Transition Team, the first of its kind in BC, which bridges the gap between hospital and community services, allowing healthcare workers to better care for children and youth with complex needs, and their families, at one of the most vital points in their healthcare journey.

Thank you for joining us in standing up for youth mental health. We look forward to seeing everyone again next summer!